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Nutanix Cloud Platform Now Extends to AWS GovCloud

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Nutanix Cloud Platform Now Extends to AWS GovCloud

Nutanix, a cloud computing company, announced that its Clusters cloud platform now extends to Amazon Web Services GovCloud.

The Clusters platform covers Nutanix on-premise and hard disk Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud instances running on the AWS GovCloud region, Nutanix said.

Chip George, vice president of U.S. public-sector sales at Nutanix, said previous offerings did not have the security features needed to support the federal government’s implementation of cloud smart strategies.

“Nutanix Clusters on AWS GovCloud enables organizations to significantly accelerate their cloud adoption without needing to re-architect mission-critical applications that are necessary to the agency’s operations and mission,” George said.

According to the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Index, most federal government agencies see hybrid cloud as their ideal information technology architecture.

A hybrid cloud solution combines a private cloud with one or more public clouds by using proprietary software to enable communications. The model was designed to allow users to move workloads as needed and as costs change.

Nutanix said its Clusters offering was designed to address the federal government’s struggle to transition legacy and mission-critical applications to public cloud environments.

Paul Nashawaty, a senior analyst at IT research firm EGS, said government agencies now have access to a unified tool for managing hybrid and multi-instance public clouds, a capability that he said can help accelerate cloud migration.

Clusters has also been added to the Nutanix government cloud services Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program list at the moderate security impact level.

FedRAMP is a government-wide program created to standardize security assessment, authorization and continuous monitoring of cloud products and services.

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